clean drinking water

Tuk-tuk from Shillong to Jaisalmer for clean water


September 9th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 9 (IANS) Call it an "intentionally-ridiculous race" or a "travel phenomenon" but a 3,500 km auto-rickshaw aka 'tuk-tuk' race on the 3,500-km stretch is definitely a challenge which ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Garbage-free Bangalore by Monday, promise authorities


September 2nd, 2012 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 2 (IANS) The BJP-ruled Bangalore civic administration has promised to rid country's IT hub from thousands of tonnes of overflowing garbage by Monday but doubts persist as its ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bangladesh’s toxic waters captured in photo-essay (With Images, Feature)


June 10th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink... A cluster of striking images by leading South Asian documentary photographer Munem Wasif turns the spotlight ... Read more...

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House panel concerned over railway food, water quality


May 21st, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has expressed concern over the quality of food and drinking water in trains and at stations and has suggested several steps to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Third Gandhi visits Maharashtra, but drought continues…


April 28th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) As Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi began his one-day tour of drought-hit areas of Maharashtra's Satara district Saturday, he became the third Gandhi after his ... Read more...

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Anganwadi workers’ pay may go up again


April 24th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Planning Commission is thinking of raising the remuneration of Anganwadi workers, who currently earn Rs.3,000 a month."We need to dignify the ICDS (Integrated Child ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hello, This Is Nature’s Call From A Garbage Heap!


April 7th, 2012 - 1:15 am ICT by admin
By Shobha Shukla- WORLD HEALTH DAY -(CNS): Safe drinking water and proper sanitation facilities are basic necessities of life and the likes of you and me perhaps have never ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Levi’s unveils ‘waterless’ jeans for spring


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 22 (IANS) Coinciding with the World Water Day, global apparel brand Levi's Strauss & Co Thursday unveiled its 'waterless' jeans collection for this year's spring season."We have reduced ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Asia, Africa face daunting challenges: PM


March 5th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Noting that three-fourths of the world's poor live in Asia and Africa, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Monday that rural reconstruction and poverty ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Research culture crying need of India: Kalam


January 10th, 2012 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 9 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Monday exhorted academic institutions and universities to foster research culture for finding innovative solutions to social problems."Applied and fundamental research is ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Scientists isolate bug protein to trap viruses


December 16th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) With the help of a bug protein isolated from sewage, scientists have successfully trapped and neutralised enteric viruses -- which, surviving for a long time in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Chhattisgarh to tap solar energy for clean water supply


December 6th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 6 (IANS) Chhattisgarh has decided to install solar energy pumps in 400 remote villages to ensure clean drinking water for thousands of poverty-hit forested residents, officials of the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Advani keeps PM candidature option open (Lead)


December 3rd, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Keeping open the possibility of his emerging as Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate in the next general elections, party veteran L.K. Advani ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Pakistan’s primary schools lacking in sanitary workers: Report


November 15th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 15 (IANS) More than two-thirds of 152 boys' primary schools in 89 districts across Pakistan are without non-teaching staff like peons, sanitary workers and security guards, according to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UAE provides drinking water to flood-hit Pakistanis


October 15th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 15 (IANS/WAM) The UAE has set up water plants and supply networks in Pakistan's flood-affceted villages to provide clean drinking water to the people, it was announced Saturday.UAE ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Despite yatra, JP’s village lies forgotten


October 11th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sitab Diara (Bihar), Oct 11 (IANS) The winds of change sweeping through Bihar have curiously left out a forgotten yet important part of the state -- the tiny village ... Read more...

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Japanese encephalitis returns to kill 300 in Uttar Pradesh


September 25th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 25 (IANS) Japanese encephalitis is back in eastern Uttar Pradesh and has claimed the lives of over 300 children in the past two months alone, health officials say.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

UN appeals for $356 million to help flood-hit Pakistan


September 18th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The United Nations Sunday launched an appeal to raise $356 million under its "Rapid Response Plan 2011" to provide emergency relief to the flood-hit areas in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

E HealthPoint named laureate of global tech awards 2011


September 18th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Indian healthcare provider E HealthPoint has been named laureate of the Tech Awards 2011, a signature programme of the US-based Tech Museum, for applying technology ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

More than half of Jharkhand’s kids underweight, women anaemic


September 1st, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 1 (IANS) Around 55 percent of children under three years in Jharkhand are underweight and 70 percent of women and adolescent girls anaemic, Unicef says.Job Zachariah, Jharkhand chief ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Six die of cholera in Kerala


June 29th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 29 (IANS) Six people have died of cholera while 56 have been hospitalised with diarrhoea in the tribal hamlets of Kerala's hilly Wayanad district, a legislator said Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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‘Super sand’ to purify drinking water


June 23rd, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 23 (IANS) Scientists have developed a way to chemically transform ordinary sand into so-called "super sand" for improved purification of drinking water.Ordinary sand, an abundant natural resource of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Rihanna delays charity project over extra flab


April 22nd, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
The svelte songstress has acted in UNICEF's Celebrity Tap campaign, which asks stars to donate bottles of their own tap water to raise money and awareness for childrenin need of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

How to remove radioactive materials from drinking water


April 14th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): A study has found that a combination of forest by-products and crustacean shells may be the key to removing radioactive materials from drinking water.Researchers from North Carolina State ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

44 per cent Pakistanis drinking unsafe water as world observes Water Day today


March 22nd, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 22(ANI): As many as 72 million Pakistanis out of a 180-million population do not have access to safe drinking water as the country observes World Water Day today.According to Environment ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Nearly half of Pakistanis drinking unsafe water


March 22nd, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 22 (IANS) Nearly half of the 160 million people in Pakistan drink unsafe water, says a media report Tuesday on the occasion of World Water Day.Around 72 million ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Rihanna, Swift, Gomez back Unicef water campaign


March 19th, 2011 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
London, March 19 (IANS) Singers Rihanna Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez are backing a campaign to force restaurant owners to charge for tap water to help fund clean drinking ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Delhiites welcome rail budget, Mumbaikars unsatisfied


February 25th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The railway budget 2011-12 got mixed reactions from the two major metros, New Delhi and Mumbai, while Kolkata welcomed it. Delhiites more or less hailed the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Low-cost filter to provide safe water in emergency


February 24th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): McGill researchers have come up with a new and inexpensive way of filtering water using silver nanoparticles.Disasters such as floods, tsunamis, and earthquakes often result in the spread ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Low cost filter to provide safe water in a jiffy


February 24th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 24 (IANS) A low cost filter would provide safe drinking water in a jiffy during emergencies or at a short notice. Floods, tsunamis, and earthquakes often spread infections like gastroenteritis, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Aurangabad Medical College vandalized over poor facilities


February 22nd, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Aurangbad, Feb.22 (ANI): Medical students in Aurangabad vandalized their college and hostel property while protesting against the lack of facilities in campus.The students of the government run institution complained that college provided ... Read more...

Posted in National |

PM concerned over problem of malnutrition in India


February 10th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Expressing serious concern over the problem of malnutrition in India, the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh on Thursday said there is a need to address the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Technologists honoured for innovative solutions


February 5th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Technologists from leading IT companies including Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Nokia Siemens Networks were Saturday feted for bringing out innovative solution to address the challenges ... Read more...

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Pind Daan venue, River Falgu in Gaya polluted


December 4th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
By Surya Pratap SinghGaya (Bihar), Dec.4 (ANI): Tourists and residents in Bihar's Gaya district complained of lack of cleanliness around the holy River Falgu.Tourists come to 'Vishnupad' Mandir to give Pind-Daan to ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Snake Game By CRY Fights For A Cause


December 3rd, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The game that had only contributed in entertaining the indoor gamers, has now taken a new dimension. Recently, the snake game has been given a virtual ... Read more...

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